USDA Weekly Crop Progress - Winter Wheat Condition Worsens

April 9, 2018

OMAHA (DTN) -- U.S. winter wheat condition worsened last week, according to USDA's latest weekly Crop Progress report issued Monday.


For the week ended April 8, 2018, winter wheat was rated only 30% in good-to-excellent condition, down 2 percentage points from 32% the previous week and well below 53% at the same time last year. It is the crop's lowest good-to-excellent rating in over 20 years.


Thirty-five percent of winter wheat was rated poor to very poor, up 5 percentage points from 30% the previous week and well above 13% last year.